This past weekend marked the first week of October and it was a terrific few days for theaters nationwide, with not one, but two major blockbusters filling seats and dazzling moviegoers.
Taking the top-spot this weekend by a very small margin was 20th Century Fox’s new drama ‘Gone Girl’. The film took in $38 million domestically, earning the number one-spot on this weekend’s list.
The film, directed by David Fincher, is a personal best for Ben Affleck (the largest opening weekend for a film starring the actor) and a gigantic success for the original author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn. The film also stars Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris.
Second place went to the horror-film Annabelle from Warner Bros. Pictures with $37.2 million, also in its opening week. Sony’s film The Equalizer took the third spot with $19 million, that film has grossed $64.5 million to date for the studio.
At numbers four and five on the countdown are The Boxtrolls from Focus Features with $12.4 million and The Maze Runner returned to the top five (also from 20th Century Fox) with $12 million in ticket sales. With the $12 from the weekend The Maze Runner has now earned just under $74 million to date domestically.
Also opening this week was Left Behind from Freestyle Releasing, that film didn’t manage to break the top-five, but did come in sixth place with $6.9 million.